Place:Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesStanhussource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates51.75°N 2.283°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWhitstone (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Stroud (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it is a part
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Stonehouse is an urban area within, since 1974, the Stroud District of Gloucestershire, England. It is home to a number of factories associated with the dairying industry. The town is situated approximately three miles west of the town of Stroud and twelve miles south of Gloucester.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.

A 19th century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Stonehouse from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"STONEHOUSE, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in Stroud district, Gloucester. The village stands adjacent to the Stroud water canal, and to a junction of the Great Western and the Midland railway systems, 3 miles W of Stroud; carries on woollen manufactures; and has a head post-office, designated Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, two [railway] stations with telegraph, and fairs on 1 May and 11 Oct. The parish contains also Ebley village and part of Cainscross; and, with Haywards-Field extra-parochial tract, comprises 1,625 acres. Real property: £12,743; of which £1,570 are in railways. Population: 2,609. Houses: 587. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £540. Patron: the Crown. The church, excepting the tower, was recently rebuilt. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £47 a year, and a British school.
"The [registration] sub-district contains also Leonard-Stanley, Randwick, and Haywards-Field. Acres: 3,955. Population: 4,538. Houses: 1,016."

Registration Districts

Stroud (1837 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on Stonehouse, available online on the website British History Online.
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county

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